Lucius torn to pieces: accused of not representing the poor

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Member of Parliament for Balaka North who was also dubbed as soldier of the poor before he joined active politics Lucius Banda had a rude awakening yesterday when a swarm of Malawians descended on him accusing him of not speaking for the poor.

Banda who is in Parliament on a UDF ticket yesterday courted the wrath of Malawians when he discredited the malata subsidy programme that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is implementing with the aim of helping the poor get a decent accommodation.

The musician who has been seen at the church of Shepherd Bushiri in South Africa and has started speculations that he has born again shared a photo of a bird on Facebook with a caption that it does not need subsidy for it to get an accommodation. His remarks were meant at disparaging Malawians who have been hit hard by poverty that they cannot afford to build their own houses without state intervention.

Lucius Banda

Banged.

His remarks however did not go well with a cross-section of Malawians who decided to call Banda out as a double-faced person.

One person who commented asked Banda what he was doing in Parliament if he was not there to represent the poor people of Malawi.

“I thought you are there to represent the wishes of poor Malawians, are they the ones who sent you to discredit the subsidy?” he was asked.

Another wondered if it was the same soldier of the poor people who was posting.

Banda then finally succumbed by taking down the post.

In recent days Banda has become notorious for making divisive proposition which his critics feel have no bearing on the poor people for whom he was made a soldier of.

In the current sitting of Parliament, Banda requested that Members of Parliament be provided with free wi-fi at a time that internet costs are getting high in Malawi and he could not use his Parliamentary power to fight for fair prices.

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  1. This time around according to situation,the issue is not school but thinking capacity,you can call some one father or mother of someone but if you look at them(both parents) it can happen that, they even not take care of their childrens,some one can be called Prof ……Dr …etc but kulephela kuyendetsa zinthu,while Mr ….. Miss ….Mrs ….. kuyendetsa bwino bwino, Ulamulilo omayendela ma paper a munthu ndi omwe taona zotsatila zakewu, nkhani yabwino ndiyoti pa zomwe zikuchitikazi/zachitikazi ena mwa ife taphunzilapo kenakake,we are all Malawians,its not good to stand aside and watch when things are going worse

  2. Malawians ur gud popanga criticise without thinking,listening or understanding things.Did u hear wat Lucius said abt Malata subsidy? Plz dnt tlk rubbish wen u dnt understand things.

  3. He aldy told you in one of his song” Zomwe ndaziona paziko panooo tangokumana akuba okhaokha….. kuyambila andale Olo mipingo ngakhale mumalemba mbava zokhazoka…” why blame him now.

  4. He aldy told you in one of his song” Zomwe ndaziona paziko panooo tangokumana akuba okhaokha….. kuyambila andale Olo mipingo ngakhale mumalemba mbava zokhazoka…” why blame him now.

  5. Malawi amene ndimamuziwaine ndiye ndiameneyu oloutampangila zabwino motani sayamika, chachikulu koma kuvotela Peter Muthalika ati kufela sukulu. Ndiye tivutika ukunkuyamba sitinati, tidya zitete ndimakoswe chakachake mchino

  6. Mumamufuna munthu pamavuto koma munthu akamavutika mumamusiya kuti adziona yenkha, Lucius ndi solder wa a mphawi koma nkhondo yi ofunika amphawi tipeze dzida dzomenyera ndiye kukatheka mudzamuona last man akubwera from kumbuyo kutithandizira koma mukadikira kuti iye yenkha yenkha adzinkhara pa tsogolo then mukunama. ATAMANGIDWA 2005 NDI BINGU NDI ANGATI MWA IFE TINAKWIYA NAZO? NANGA NDI ANGATI MWA IFE TINAKAMUONA KU ZOMBA ?NANGA NDI ANGATI TINALI NAYE KUNYUMBA YOZENGERA MILANDU? ANALI YENKHA NDI ACHIBALE ….IN U NDI INE TILI KUNYUMBA NGANKHARE ULULU MWA IFE MUNALIBE WA IYE….MUSIYENI HE KNOWS WHAT IS GOOD FOR HIM. FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRYBY YOURSELF…MUSADIKIRE WINA AKUMENYERENI NKHONDO YOVUTAYI

  7. Why not blame dpp MPs? They are the ones trodding on the poor. They voted for the land bill so that government should have power over our land. Opposition MPs walked out. So blame the dpp and some udf MPs. Lucius is in opposition.

  8. Kodi mwaiwala kuti ndale is a dirty game kodi, ayankhula bwanji za anthu osauka daily ali kwa Bushiri? akufunatu u pulofeti ameneyo musiyeni

  9. Think about us….. Dont forget all da pple around Mbera-Mzimundilinde-kapandatsitsi-Mwima-Ulongwe etc…… Musaiwale sitidya ndale,,,,kkkkkkkk- muntengo mwakweramo osatailira……

  10. This article is fake!
    Where did the people meet him??
    Are you referring to the comments we made on his post about Land Customary Taxes ?? Mmmm MW24 mwasowa pomudetsera mbiri nzanu . Za nziiii yapa . Nde or iye akanatsaliramo yekha ena atatuluka mu Parliament mo vote yake ikananunkha kanthu against a nkhutukumve a ku dpp?
    Talemba zoludzanitsa not just ma negatives a wanthu.

  11. All the politicians are crooks. Nafenso anthu tili ndi vuto. Tikati mtsogoleri othandizandiye kuti atipase ufa nyama, nchere ndi nkhuni zake. Tikafeledwa atipase transport, bokosi ndi cash yake. Mwana sukulu, zovala, makope, mazi ndi phala zaulele. Feteleza nyumba zaulere + mabungwe atipasenso chithandizo. Abambo ndi Amayi ntchito kuchipinda kukacha kubawo, kumowa kapena ku tideo show munthu wankulu shame

  12. we only respected him the way he was fighting for us, he must take out that soldier name n give it to de real comrades who r soldiering for the poor malawianz, dpp bought him out and he is now fighting for his belly /dem belly full bt dem need more

  13. Naweso wa Malawi 24 kusowa zolemba mmalo momalemba za misonkha yoti azigogo azilipira malo okhala awo iwe bizy kumalemba za Hon ,Soja , gologolo

  14. I remember some of his songs, he used 2 slum former politicians. He said, All politicians are the same / they are one family (amkati ose ndi ma guy). So I wonder why now people want to defferentiate between Peter Sodier? Thay are all da same (onseo ndi ma guy).
    The way sodier used to cretisize politics I cldnt beleave when I heard dat he also joined kanyama kandale kaja. He waz real good freedom fight 4 the poor Malawians, bt now he z inside da game. He strached his eyes, and he can see far, and pattialy he is 4geting the poor ordinary Malawians.

    “The rich getting rich and rich and poor getting poor and poor”.

  15. Mumafuna adzitani kuti mudziwe kuti akuimilira anthu osauka? adzikaenda half naked ngati Winiko? Winiko sangapange manyazi kukhala half naked bcoz ndi costume yake yapantchito yomwe amapanga. Lucius amakhala akupanga ma show kuti adye ndipo aliyense amamuona ndiye mukati akudzilemeletsa yekha mukutanthauza chani? He is an ordinary MP he have no access to any government money only to wat he worked for.

  16. Ine ndiyankhe nchichewa Nonse amene mukudana ndi Lucia’s ndinu amanyi pakhosi ngati chiwala makape zisilu musiyeni Lucia’s wangayo muzilimbana ndi mutheleke kaya muthalika kaya

  17. Anachiwonapo nthawi ya Bingu kumfa safelana atachotsedwa pau Mp amene mukunena pano kt sakukuyimilani simunkamuwonanso ndemphechepeche sapitamo kawiri

  18. Lucious isn’t against the poor.It is Peter and his gvt who r not for the poor. They pass laws with the aim of punishing the poor

  19. Anthu aku balala nzelu mulibe bwanji pangani za galu uyu amati pitar nde galu oti muzimu uza nyasizo musiyeni munthu bwanji muku funa kuma khala ngati ana bwanji

  20. I wish jesus can come today to judge only malawi so that poor people can find peace of mind. About 95% politicians they pretend like their primary attentiöns are poor people but deep down they are the #GOLD_DIGGERS,

  21. Hahaha musamujedeko lero Soldier. Mwaiwala kumangidwa kwake dzana lomweli.Sichipani chake sichomwechi Kodi. Akayankhula mukufuna amutani boma lake limeneli.Am standing for Soldier for being patient.

  22. Lucius has been speaking for a long time koma a malawi sitimamuthandiza mufuna azayankhule mpaka liti?? Ambiri we only knw kuyankhura on social sites ..lucius tried his best for a long time koma enafe tinangoti Phwiii ii ndiye lero mukuti chanii apa

  23. lucius z aman, mukanena zamaphunziro su onse omwe akupezeka kumenekuja ndi maphunziro abwino biranso iye amayankhula ka english kabwino koma ena sayankhula nkomwe so what are u talking about?

  24. u foolish pipo what are u talking about, aliko yekha ku parliament mp akamumanganso ndinu muyambe kuyankhula zoti amalimbana ndi boma, leave him alone

  25. Lucius walakwa chiyani ? Boma last Dpp likulephera kukonza mfundo za ulimi ndi maphunziro kodi akwanitsa cement ndi Malata .kodi a Malawi zinthu zabodza ndi zeni zeni simuzidziwa

  26. He is indeed my coward representantive of my consitituency. He never say a good word of representation in parliament. He is only too noisy on his Zembani band Mic only. Ali dele mkulinga utakhala naye. He z jst the same as the other Folks he used to criticise Mxiii!#soldierOf His OwnFamily.

  27. After being appointed minister, a former government critic was asked why he stopped criticizing the government. He replied, “In Africa it’s bad manners to talk whilst eating.”

  28. Ndichifukwa chake malumu Dr Bingu amamulesa kuti asakhale member of parliament chifukwa ma mphunziro ake ndi wochepa lero izi mukulira nayo mukulira chani apa Bingu mesa anakuuzani kale za Lucius. .

  29. DPP back with bad laws: Malawians to pay fees for their land

    …Chiefs stripped off power over land

    The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers in Parliament have passed the Land Bill which will largely strip local leaders from authority over land.

    Traditional Authorities (TAs) and chiefs will not have control over land once the President assents to the bill into law.

    READ MORE: https://malawi24.com/2016/07/15/dpp-back-with-bad-laws-malawians-to-pay-fees-for-their-land/

  30. the guy is doing good in his constituency & people loves him so much .leave him alone .are u paid by those who.dislike him ?

  31. …. nyasaland, nyasamind, nyasa appearance, nyasa people with nyasa minded..! just bcoz lucius asked fr free wifi in Parliament so that he can communicate on business issues for people’s development basi mwayamba kumuti eeeeee nyooonyooonyooo, wabwino akhale otani? omakusetani mukapambuka? I think. kamuzu banda and bingu were right coz you’re hard to dealt with….

  32. And malawi24 plz leave alone lucius chicco chidampamba bcz he’s not president of malawi.
    And he is doing wel in our balaka noth
    Ndiye musamuipisile mbiri yake apa.
    Mukusiya kumakamba za peter muthalika mukulim?bana ndi MP?

  33. The problem is Rhomwe when the Hon Lucius speak on our behalf mainly against the ruling party azathuwa or nkhani ikhale yadzeru iwo amanyoza munthu. Arhomwe onse adzeru oti angatsuse Dpp ndi Winiko ndi Manganya koma ena onse angofera dela lawo basi osati dziko la Malawi.

  34. I think as Malawians,we should learn to speak our local language….because even when u speak english in parliament its not all the malawians hear what the MPs represent for them….

  35. Ican igree with that point,Why lucius z quite now?Mind u Lucius don’t sleep wake up,Kaya wadyesedwa chi bans but u a doin nothing change gear b4 2019 plz

  36. The main problem of our parliament is that you members to speak English only some are good in writing not talking. Legalize the languages. Then more members wil start representing thet constituencies. All Malawian should speak their mother in parliament.

  37. That is the media. U are the one who is tearing him apart. The majority in the chamber can not look on the 1 person to pass the bill. But when i comes to failure u want to point finger. Recently u have just pass the tax bill. And now u want to shift blame on 1 person. Pple need to understand that the person to blame is the President who has majority in the chamber for accepting tax 4 being poor in the rural areas. Even if your MP can raise a good point if the president rejects. Then thats the end of the road. We can be poor but that does not mean we dont understand how u play politics game to make opposition a failure. Watch out media. We are watching u.

    • MP samapeleka chitukuko ku dela… ntchito ya MP nkutenga nkhawa zanu kukapeleka kuboma… and ngati boma silikupanga kalikonse ndekuti MP yoo alibenso mtengo ogwira… in this case musanayambe kumuloza chala MP wanu yambani kaye mwamuloza khansala wa dela lanu chifukwa iyeyo alinso mommo akuona xomwe zikuchitika….. komanso sithandizo lililonse lomwe tingalipeze kuboma… zina tingathe kumazichitira tokha… ngati kumanga mabridge mmakhwawa… kulambula misewu ya mmamidzi mwathu…. kukhozesa mijigo yoonengeka… zimenezo tingathe kumapanga koma amalawi… mjigo wawonongeka we can wait for government to help… koma ntchito yofuna ndalamaa yosaposera 10,000

    • I have been in rural development projects for so many years. What i know is pple in rural area meet the goverment halfway eg. 1 kuomba njerwa, kuunjika mchenga,m’yala without pay. The goverment brings cement,iron sheet and reinforce wires etc. Now the school block is built, u wil find out that they is shortage of teachers. In the goverment schools in rural areas u find out they is 4 teachers & the rest are voluntery. That shows pple are willing to develop their area. But the goverment neglect them. They allocate budget and found out that we dont have funds. That is goverment responsibility to embrace pple and provide because it is part of our rights in our constitution. Lets accept and agree that the goverment is not doing enough to meet us halfway to improve Malawi.